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I am considering installing a set of Cycle Cat Handlebars/Risers on my 2003 ST4s to relieve some pressure on my wrists and also the billet triple clamp while I am at it for its good looks.

Does anyone have pictures of these on thier bikes they could post so I can show my wife how good they look so she will quit harping at me for spending so much money? :)
 

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Kevin, sorry no photos, but after installing a set, my wife was happy cuz i was riding my duc more, so its all good. Excellent fit and finish and worth every penny!
 

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DucatiST2rider-that looks great, thanks for the photo. I am calling the shop and putting them on order today! :D
 

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How difficult to install triple clamp?

Yeh, looks great. I'm planning the bar conversion and considering the triple clamp eye-candy. Just wondering how difficult it is to replace the triple clamp. Specifically, isn't there a special tool required?

Thanks, Mike Emery
03 ST4S
 

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its easy to install, and if you want the red adjuster caps you have to ask for them, i originally thought i was going to get stuck with blue until i asked..
 

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Thanks!

Just ordered a complete set from MotoWheels. Any special tools required to do the install? Do I need anything else that doesn't come with the kit? (For example, longer brake lines?)

Thank you! I'm looking forward to getting these on.

Mike
 

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mikesnewst4s said:
Just ordered a complete set from MotoWheels. Any special tools required to do the install? Do I need anything else that doesn't come with the kit? (For example, longer brake lines?)

Thank you! I'm looking forward to getting these on.

Mike
nope, just some good quality socket cap sockets. be careful, they will strip if you are bent at all..

as far as the brake lines, mine were fine, although my clutch resivour(sp) does hit my inner fairing just a little bit...

good luck, i am sure you will like the positioning of the bars, I also have the rearsets but I have yet to really spend the time to dial everything in..
 

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Got them in and installed!

Well they came in Friday and I put them on Saturday evening. Fit and finish are excellent and everything went together easily which, I think, is a sign of well-engineeered product. Just pretty to look at as well. The only suggestion I'd have to Cycle Cat is, with such high quality billet parts, the supplied reservoir brackets were pretty cheesy. I had to use the one supplied for the brake but, for the clutch, I simply re-shaped the stock one a bit so it just clears. Took it out for a late Saturday evening ride and a couple hours Sunday. It's amazing how much an inch or so difference could make.

Your comment on being careful not to strip bolts is well taken. I was fine here but was very cautious. I've noticed a few bolts around the bike that when I first looked at them they were already damaged and REALLY torqued down. For example, when I went to lower the pipes to put on the bags the first day I had the bike, one of the hex bolts was already half stripped! The triple clamp bolt in front of the tank already had a little damage but I was looking, put the wrench in straight, and prayed - came out ok.

I wonder who Ducati's got putting these together on the assembly line?

One observations: I really know I'm pushing middle-age - all my modifications are about making the bike more comfortable (bars/peg lowering bracket/sargent seat) or better able to see (Ducati Designs Headlight)
 

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mikesnewst4s said:
One observations: I really know I'm pushing middle-age - all my modifications are about making the bike more comfortable (bars/peg lowering bracket/sargent seat) or better able to see (Ducati Designs Headlight)

Welcome to the club. My first mod was the DP Touring seat. Then came the Ducati Designs headlight and finally the Cycle Cat bar system.

Oh, and after that came the DP carbon slip ons, GPS, intercomm system, top trunk......... :)


The comfort mods are just the beginning. ;)

-Bob
 

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Got mine installed

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I have my new Cycle Cat Rip handlebars and Triple Clamps installed. They are great looking and took the pressure off my wrists.

I am attaching a photo I took today when I got home.
 

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One other thing to note is that you can mount those cycle cat riser backward, meaning switching the left and right risers. This will bring the handlebars, closer to the seat. A friend of mine who has had a bad wrist (due to an accident) has done that and it has further reduced the pressure on his wrists.

-Fariborz
 

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Fariborz said:
One other thing to note is that you can mount those cycle cat riser backward, meaning switching the left and right risers. This will bring the handlebars, closer to the seat. A friend of mine who has had a bad wrist (due to an accident) has done that and it has further reduced the pressure on his wrists.

-Fariborz
Thanks for the tip but I think they are good for me right now. Mario my mechanic at Letko Cycles here in Kansas City also installed a pair of risers he machined under the Cycle Cat risers for free. Great guy. I have not pressure on my wrists and now I am wondering if a talled windshield is in order since I am sitting so upright.
 

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I should be getting the cyclecat's today and I am wondering if the torque settings are included. I believe I read on the Cyclecat site that they do not include this info.

Does anyone here have the proper torque numbers?

Thanks
 
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